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Antigua claims $3.4 bln from U.S. over gambling ban

International News Brief: Antigua and Barbuda said it's entitled to $3.44 billion in compensation from the U.S. in a World Trade Organization dispute over an American ban on Internet gambling.

Antigua tells US prepare for frustration in WTO battle

International News Brief: The US effort to withdraw from its World Trade Organisation (WTO) obligation to grant market access to online gambling countries may drag on for years, Antigua & Barbuda’s Attorney Mark Mendel said.

Antigua & Barbuda heat up fight against US

International News Brief: Antigua & Barbuda has called on the 150 members of the World Trade Organisation to file claims for compensation against the United States, the latest move in its trade dispute with the US over Internet gambling.

Keeping out legal gambling

The biggest news over the last few years for Internet gambling has been the attempt by many governments to keep out foreign legal operators.

WTO decides against US online gaming ban

Antigua's original triumph in April 2005 is reaffirmed in a recent report, with the WTO panel decisively ruling that the US has done nothing to comply with the original ruling.

Will the WTO ruling will affect U.S. Internet gambling policy?

Last week, the World Trade Organization ruled that the United States was violating the General Agreement on Trade and Services (GATS) by allowing Americans to make interstate bets on horse races over the phone or on the Internet with American racebooks while denying qualified foreign entities access to the U.S. market for the same services.

UK sympathetic with Antigua

International News Brief: Britain is sympathetic to Antigua's complaint to the World Trade Organisation over the United States' decision to effectively ban online gaming, according to UK sports minister Richard Caborn.

Antigua protests US anti-gaming law

International News Brief: Antigua and Barbuda's Minister of Finance has expressed shock and dismay at the passage by Congress of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006.

WTO Investigates US Betting Row

International News Brief: A new panel is to investigate whether US restrictions on internet gambling breach world trade rules.

US Cracks Down on Antigua Internet Gambling Operation

International News Brief: One of the key persons indicted was Gary Kaplan, founder of the site. A US resident who had been arrested in 1992 for illegal sports betting, he later moved his operations to Aruba and then Antigua.

Caribbean Nation Pushing for Talks With U.S. Over Internet Gambling Restrictions

International News Brief: In a document made public on Tuesday, the twin island Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda pressed for discussions with the United States over its restrictions on Internet gambling.

Antigua, Barbuda Hits Back at US Laws

International News Brief: The tiny Caribbean island state of Antigua and Barbuda has taken the first steps to haul the US back before the world trade court in a long-running dispute over internet gambling.

U.S. Ignores WTO Ruling on Internet Gambling

International News Brief: The United States has apparently ignored an April 3 deadline imposed by the World Trade Organization to stop discriminating against Internet casinos based in foreign countries.

US Complacent in WTO Ruling

The US today revealed nothing about progress made in almost a year regarding compliance with the WTO’s 2005 ruling on Antigua’s online gambling industry.

Antigua Blasts US Law

International News Brief: Antigua on Friday blasted the United States over what the tiny Caribbean island state said were moves to ensure it could not build up its fragile economy through revenues from Internet gambling services.

US Must Change Online Gambling Rules by Friday

International News Brief: World Trade Organization arbiter on Friday gave the United States until April 3 to comply with a ruling that a ban on Internet gambling services offered by Antigua violates the body's rules.

Antigua Bets on UK in Online Gambling Battle

International News Brief: The Caribbean island state of Antigua and Barbuda is looking at “strategic alliances” with UK companies to boost its online gambling industry.

Attorney Generals Protest WTO Decision

News Brief: In the wake of a World Trade Organization decision that throws into doubt Utah's ban on Internet gambling, Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff and 28 other attorneys general have written a letter calling for a greater states' voice in future trade talks.

Online Horse Betting in Jeopardy

News Brief: Draft legislation spurred by a World Trade Organization ruling on a dispute between the United States and Antigua could endanger legal Internet betting on horse racing, along with a big chunk of that industry's profit, it if becomes U.S. law.

Antigua And Barbuda Welcomes The Release Of The WTO Panel's Final Report On Its Dispute With The United States

Antigua and Barbuda welcomed the release by the World Trade Organisation of the Final Report of its Panel on Antigua’s dispute with the United States over the provision of Internet gambling and betting services.

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